Last summer’s battle of the bands at Palen Music was a resounding success, with bands from all genres and age groups performing for a panel of judges throughout the day inside the store and in the neighboring parking lot. The event was so successful, in fact, that Palen is bringing it back in conjunction with another of its extravaganzas; the combination might be the most mind-blowing day ever organized in our local record stores. Read more about it after the break.
Palen is combining its battle of the bands this year with its annual closed door sale, which offers absolutely insane deals to the customers inside. (Read the most recent comment/review on this page, dated 2/26/08, to get an idea of what you’re in for.) The list of competing bands isn’t finalized yet, and neither is the list of door prizes and other giveaways, but we’ve heard talk of giveaways ranging from music equipment (natch) up to a chance at a new car (whoa). It all goes down March 28 at Palen Music (1560 E. Raynell Place, 417-882-7000) starting at 10 a.m. We’ll fill you in with more when we get it.